This has to be the most disappointing Xperia phone I've seen in a while. Expensive, 128GB internal storage as the only option, removing the telephoto camera, and now this. I had high hopes with the SD8G2, and I even praised the 10 V for having exceptional battery life.
well this is trash due to dropping the telephoto.
Darth Caesium, 01 Sep 2023Carrier exclusivity should be illegal. Exclusive deals like the ones O2 has are good, but they... moreThat's what did in LG in America by the way. They sold a lot of low end phones via carriers and MVNOs, but premium phones are more likely to be sold unlocked. Starting around the V40, you could no longer buy unlocked models from LG or a retailer. They lost mindshare even faster than market share, and the rest is history.
David, 02 Sep 2023Even phones like the OnePlus 11 have a 3.2K display and cost less than this. All midrange and ... moreAt this point, Sony should put the same 1644p in Xperia 1 series into Xperia 5 series going forward if the resolution things are become a thing again due to the advanced LTPO technology, because they have only done 2 1440p display in the past (Z4 Tablet and XZ3)
Anonymous, 02 Sep 20233 year contract? So you'll still be paying for a phone that's not even supported any... moreIf you meant the OS update, fine I understand as it's only 2 OS update, which's underwhelming. But if you meant the overall update (security patches or miscellaneous updates), it will be supported for 3 years, so it ends the same time actually if someone use this phone under 3-year-contract.
kek, 02 Sep 2023More than FHD on a phone is a waste of battery. But you guys wont admit that bc you like co... moreSo you're justifying makers charging a lot more for using a screen with lower resolutions than the LG V20 if 2016 and the LG V50 of 2019? 🤣🤣🤣
3 year contract? So you'll still be paying for a phone that's not even supported anymore by the manufacturer BWAHAHA 🤡🤡
David, 02 Sep 2023Even phones like the OnePlus 11 have a 3.2K display and cost less than this. All midrange and ... moreMore than FHD on a phone is a waste of battery.
But you guys wont admit that bc you like comparing your phones like if it were your d*ck.
Another nail in the Sony Mobile coffin.
I hate to see Sony disappear from the mobile game but they just make poor decisions all of the time that won't appeal to the majority of people. I used to get Xperia all of the time but whenever I did I'd be on here seeing what other manufacturers offer and to be honest I felt ripped off and that my Xperia device was just inferior which it generally was when compared to the majority of other flagships.
From experience of selling them i will tell you for a fact. Nobody will care.
M, 02 Sep 2023Overpriced and ugly. In the same price better take iPhone or Samsung.Iphone or Samsung? You need to be more specific mr.expert.hurry up im waiting outside the store.
They deliberately avoid giving the official parameters of the display because it has only 600 nits disappointment
GinGer, 02 Sep 2023Why you need 1400p on 6 inches display? To waste energy?Even phones like the OnePlus 11 have a 3.2K display and cost less than this. All midrange and flagship phones should now be least be 2K because CPU’s have become more efficient.
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2023You can customise your device plan from three months to three years, depending on what you can... moreO.k great.
Thanks for the information.
Totally unaware it was short as three months!
So my to only visit to an O2 shop I was given the short standard information version by the assistant.
I will definitely follow up on the 5 V handset price.
I may have mistakenly assumed it is £849 divided by contract length which would mean ZERO percent profit on actual handset!
My only visit regarding another handset I didn't breakdown the contract components regarding the ACTUAL HANDSET PRICE WITHIN THE CONTRACT, to SIM free price.
Sorry to all for the multiple smelling pistakes.
I posted this late at night and I didn't get a chance to amend it as the went straight to the moderator!
In my defense "I just Read", writing clearly is a whole new skill set.
Darth Caesium, 01 Sep 2023Carrier exclusivity should be illegal. Exclusive deals like the ones O2 has are good, but they... moreThe Sony Xperia 5 V isn't just available in the UK from O2! You will still be able to by the Sony Xperia 5 V SIM free from Sony's UK online store, and other UK online stores Amazon etc.
Some people are getting confused mistakenly thinking it will only be O2 selling the Sony Xperia 5 V in the UK. Which isn't the case as plenty of other places you can buy it.
No telephoto camera
No OIS for the ultrawide camera
No charger in box
No USB cable in box
No 1440 display
No 12GB RAM version
No 512GB or even 256GB storage version
No macro support on the ultrawide camera